Delight in Shakespeare

Delight in Shakespeare develops children’s enthusiasm for drama, storytelling and heritage text and ensures they have a strong foundation in Shakespeare before moving on to secondary school.

Over seven weeks, children take ownership of a Shakespeare play (Macbeth, Romeo & Juliet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream or The Tempest) as they work towards performing their unique version to family and friends.

Beginning with an interactive professional performance by Guildford Shakespeare Company, children work with professional actors and their teacher to develop a range of theatrical skills, use Shakespearean language, and design sets, props and costumes.


72% of children eligible for pupil premium increased their sense of self-worth.


89% of all children said that they felt confident talking about Romeo and Juliet after the programme.


82% of children eligible for pupil premium showed an increase in artistic outcomes.

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Created by Delight and delivered in partnership with Guildford Shakespeare Company.

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